Encounter breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam

by Times of India

SRINAGAR: An encounter is underway between security forces and

militants

in

Budgam district

of

Jammu and Kashmir

, police said.

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Kawoosa area of

the Central Kashmir

district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

He said the operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the search party.

The exchange of fire is going on and further details are awaited, the official said.

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